ON THE TOWN's Allison Guinn to Present THE LEGACY OF DAISY DEAN in Brooklyn
Allison Guinn (Broadway's ON THE TOWN, HAIR) will bring THE LEGACY OF DAISY DEAN, a night of old time country and storytelling, to Brooklyn's Jalopy Theatre on May 1st, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Guinn celebrates the legacy of a phenomenal woman in a night of old time country songs and stories told to her by her Appalachian grandmother. Guinn's grandmother, Daisy Dean Erwin, survived an extraordinary life of struggles and sacrifice by using humor and song.
Backed by a four-piece string band of talented musicians, Guinn has mixed the traditions of Appalachian storytelling and old time country songs (Carter Family, Hank Williams, Roy Acuff) with cabaret to create a unique event to honor a unique woman.
Below, check out highlights from the very first reading of the show!
ALLISON GUINN hails from the hills of Tennessee and now calls NYC home. She debuted on Broadway with the 2009 Tony Award winning revival of Hair, and was seen as "Lucy Schmeeler" in On The Town at the Lyric Theater. Film and television credits include Mitchell Lichtenstein's "Angelica", "Inside Amy Schumer", "Boardwalk Empire" and "The Knick". Allison is also an avid autoharpist and can be seen on the cover of "Autoharp Quarterly" and in ad campaigns for D'aigle Autoharps. She is a graduate of East Tennessee State University.
Photo Credit: John Keon